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Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds

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ISBN-10: 0520071719

ISBN-13: 9780520071711

Edition: 1990

Authors: Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle, H. A. Hargreaves, Nina Rattner Gelbart

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Surveying the night sky, a charming philosopher and his hostess, the Marquise, are considering thep ossibility of travelers from the moon. "What if they were skillful enough to navigate on the outer surface of our air, and from there, through their curiosity to see us, they angled for us like fish? Would that please you?" asks the philosopher. "Why not?" the Marquise replies. "As for me, I'd put myself into their nets of my own volition just to have the pleasure of seeing those who caught me." In this imaginary conversation of three hundred years ago, readers can share the excitement of a new, extremely daring view of the uinverse.Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds (Entretiens sur la…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/22/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds
Preface Dedication
The First Evening
The Second Evening
The Third Evening
The Fourth Evening
The Fifth Evening